A Word of Thanks

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Coming into Redfin’s public offering, I’d concluded that we live in a post-truth society. Our society has sometimes relegated science to opinion, and unwelcome news as fake. When different people have access to different information, democracy operates like an inefficient market, with policy mistakes taking longer to correct. It may be that a few people on the right or left … Read More

When Even Technology Companies Can’t Afford Seattle Anymore

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We never thought it could happen to us. When Boeing announced in 2009 the opening of a new plant in South Carolina instead of Seattle , manufacturing was heading out of Seattle, but technology companies were flooding in: Google opened its first engineering office in 2004, followed by Facebook in 2010, Apple and Dropbox in 2014, Uber in 2015, and Airbnb … Read More

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The Wage Gap is Following Women Into Homeownership

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Single women build less home equity overtime than single men, according to a new Redfin analysis of 79,517 homes in purchased in 18 of the largest metros by single women in 2012. On those home purchases, women earned a median $171,313 of home equity over five years compared to $186,403 of equity earned by men—a difference of $15,090 or 8.1 … Read More

Redfin Notifies Customers about New Listings Hours Faster Than Other Top Real Estate Websites

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In real estate markets where homes are in short supply and competition is fierce, being the first to know about a new listing can mean the difference between getting the house and missing out. According to a new independent study by award-winning social science and market research firm SSRS, Redfin customers who subscribe to email notifications have the advantage when … Read More

Diversity and Redfin’s Culture of Dissent

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Image via Flickr/Ramu Pradip In an email sent to employees over the weekend, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman addressed diversity and Redfin’s culture: Hi Redfinnians, For a long time now, I’ve been wanting to discuss diversity, workplace politics and our culture of dissent. Our Values: Everyone is Respected At last Tuesday’s company meeting, we denounced the Nazis who marched in Charlottesville. … Read More

These Are the 11 Best Cities for Rosé Lovers

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Rosé is every bit as complex and sophisticated as its red and white cousins, so it’s no wonder that both rosé enthusiasts and brand-new bandwagoners are turning to wine experts for help in pinning down their go-to summertime sip. Based on our tabulations of these connoisseurs’ favorite wine bars, plus over 350 phone calls to wine bars to determine their … Read More

Want to Be Paid Fairly? Join a Tech Company with More Women Executives

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We already know that companies with more women executives are more profitable . But these companies are also paying their female employees more fairly, according to a new analysis by Redfin and PayScale . The gender pay gap is half the size at tech companies with more women executives. For this study, Redfin examined the gender makeup of executive teams … Read More